Because I’m just so excited…

I have to share this picture with you guys: I’m in shock I think. I had forgotten a little bit of the dream. But now that the fridge and microwave are all built in, I’m falling head over heels for this kitchen renovation. I just can’t stop staring at our new cabinets. As of last […]

It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like a Kitchen

And function like one, too! In all seriousness, we’re really starting to use the kitchen as it is supposed to be used. As in, we have pots and pans in our cabinets. I’m also working on organizing things as I go, so you’ll notice there isn’t a whole lot of wonderful organization happening in these […]

Winding Down to the Last of the Summer Bucket List

Well guys, after the amazing fall weather we had this weekend, and the COLD! weather we had on Thursday and Friday of last week, it’s time to admit that fall is, most definitely, around the corner. Which means it’s time for a little check up on our Summer Bucket List and for one last push […]

Kitchen Gardening 101: It’s Going to Make a Mess

I tend to make a mess at most things I do. Kitchen gardening is no exception. Because of that, I tend to avoid this activity. (What? Never heard of kitchen gardening? It’s the way all the cool kids garden when it’s 100 degrees outside. You should look into it.) First up, I needed to replant […]

Savoring Summer: Cherry Tomato Tart Recipe

Guys, I’m going crazy over here…posting more recipes in the past couple of weeks than I had for the entire six months before this. (Like these cucumber chips and some spiked raspberry limeade.) I know I’m not a chef, nor is this a cooking blog, but I can’t help it. I’m just so stinkin’ excited […]

Seeing Savings

This post is sponsored by Firmoo Eyewear. I received a free pair of glasses in exchange for my review. All words and opinions are my own.  Hi all, just a quick announcement.  I got new glasses and I’m super enamored with them. A couple weeks ago, I was given the chance to try out *Firmoo, […]

DIwYatt: It’s All About the Jig

One of the first important lessons I’ve learned in DIY work is that when you have a task that is repeatable, take the time to make a jig. It will be well worth it for the effort saved. I had one of these repeatable tasks in adding drawer handles and door pulls. We had 4 […]

Weekend Update: Laboring on Labor Day

Happy Day After The Day After Labor Day! We had a great long weekend. It was sort of an extra-long weekend because Wyatt and I spent half of yesterday doing a stadium tour and watching the Royals game. (He worked from home so we could do the tour over lunch. Then, we came home and […]

DIwYatt: Yard Game Edition

I recently started following Offerman Woodshop on Instagram and Facebook. If you are into woodworking, they are a good one to follow. It is lead by Nick Offerman (of Parks and Rec) in case you were wondering. I recently saw their post on making a yard game called Kubb, or Viking Chess and I knew […]

An Engagement Ring for the Kitchen: An Overdue Update

Sorry we’ve been neglecting the kitchen on the blog recently, but I promise we aren’t neglecting it in real life. Want proof? Running water!!! Want more proof? Yep, those are knobs and cabinet pulls! Wyatt made a couple of little jigs to help us attach each piece in the right spot quickly. Basically, he measured […]

How to Tie a Belt Into A Bow…and Other Thrifted Finds

Today, I’m blogging for Salvation Army Family Stores, sharing some fun thrifted belts I’ve found recently to add some variety to my wardrobe for not a lot of cash. One of my favorite finds was this neon green skinny belt I wore to a wedding recently. Since it was longer than I needed, I decided to […]

KC Chick Events: Handmade and Vintage – GIVEAWAY

*Update: Please see revised prize list at the bottom of this post…and cross your fingers you win the new (awesome) stuff! Today I’m super excited to share a really fun event with you all that’s happening in KC in 18 days, the Handmade and Vintage Chick Event! This outdoor market for handmade and vintage goods, […]

Cucumber Chips

I may have mentioned a few times that we have many, many cucumber from our garden. As in, more cucumbers than we could ever hope to use. And being as one of my resolutions was to use and preserve more of our produce, I figured I should do something besides just watch them sit in […]

Weekend Rewind: Home Sweet Home Edition

Today has been a busy one, friends. First of all, I’ll admit I was distracted a few times by my amazing new counter tops. But more than that, I’ve been trying to get caught up on life and work after being gone for almost two weeks to work at the state fair. Yup, we spent […]

We have kitchen counter tops!

I know, I know, I also never thought this day would come, but it’s here! Our granite was delivered on Friday morning and it looks so good! Super, super good. I can’t even tell you how excited I am about this. It’s beyond words. But that isn’t stopping me from trying! I’ve told so many […]

Garden Update: August Edition

It’s time for another garden update, mostly because we are getting ready to get ready (did you get that?) to plant our fall stuff (more lettuce and such) after making some room. We ripped up all the beans and peas because they were way past their prime. We got 3 good pickings from the beans […]

Sweet Summer: Spiked Raspberry Limeade Recipe

Several, several weeks ago, I posted this photo on Instagram: That was the weekend before my birthday, and it was a fun few days that involved some last-minute recipe creations, namely a raspberry-limeade concoction…spiked with some citrus-flavored rum. I have to say I was a bit surprised by how well the rum went in this recipe. […]

Shimming and Shining

Remember way back to when I brought home this lamp from my parents’ basement? And then, remember when I painted it blue earlier this spring, as part of my pre-summer spray-painting frenzy? Well, then we bought a new lampshade from Target, but decided we didn’t like it, so we returned it. And, then I forgot […]

Interrupted…for Interrupted

Guys, I’m taking a break today from kitchen talk and garden stuff to talk about a book I was given an opportunity to review and share with you.  Newly revised and expanded, Interrupted tells the story of Jen Hatmaker‘s realization that the church wasn’t really following God’s call to serve the world. From Amazon, “She was far […]

Home Sweet Goodbye

Recently, we met up with some dear friends who are moving away to Colorado for pizza and much-needed time catching up before they head out. While we were there, we purchased tried to purchase but they sneakily put the money back in my purse, this awesome hand-painted wooden sign: Even though we’re sad they are […]

Countertops Are Ordered!

Tonight’s post is late (there’s a lot going on around here and I’m super swamped with work right now) but super exciting. Why? Because our countertops are ordered! Yup, we’ve now officially paid for our counters, Wyatt has gone to approve the slabs they’re using, and the guy has been here to take official measurements. […]

My Summer Wardrobe Secret

I’m blogging over at the Salvation Army Family Store Blog today and wanted to share my summer wardrobe secret: I wear cardigans all year long.   Pop over there to check out some of my favorite recent finds for summer, and a steal of a deal I found for the upcoming colder months. (You can […]

(More!) Cute (FREE) Kitchen Prints

***Psst! There’s a giveaway for a $50 Target giveaway going on here until July 30. Go enter now!*** Because I had such a fun time sharing my new kitchen printable with you all a couple weeks ago, and sharing my blogger friend Lindsay’s free kitchen conversion print, I wanted to continue to kitchen printing-palooza by rounding up as […]

Sponsored Post – Flipping Out for Flip the Script

The giveaway has ended. Congrats to HS, our 6th commenter! This post is #TargetSponsored but the words and opinions are all our own. Psst! Read all the way through for a chance to win a $50 Target giftcard! A couple months ago, we introduced you guys to the idea that Target has a pharmacy. Today, I’m here […]